Sunstone's 2022 Call for Papers is closed

The call for papers has closed. To submit a late proposal, email a title, 100 word abstract, presenter bio, and any other relevant information to Late proposals will be considered for the second round of acceptances.

The call for papers for the 2022 Sunstone Symposium will close on March 25, 2022. The theme for the 2022 Sunstone Symposium is MANY MANSIONS.

Only a limited number of papers and panels will be accepted this year. Please get your proposals in early. Acceptance notices will be sent out via email the last week of April, 2022.

Submissions will be accepted according the following criteria:

Does the content reflect the values of our Mission Statement to host an open forum, expresses rich spiritual, intellectual, social, and artistic qualities of Mormon history and contemporary life with responsible and respectful interchange?

Does it bring value to our symposium? Is it thoughtful/substantive?


In order to receive first-round consideration, proposals should be received on or before March 25th, 2022.

Incomplete or late proposals will be considered on a time/space-available basis. Sessions will be accepted according to standards of excellence in scholarship, thought, and expression.

If you have any questions please email our Events Manager Grace Pool at

Submissions for the 2022 Sunstone Summer Symposium are open! Complete the form below to submit your proposal.


The idea of heaven cuts across both religious and non-religious boundaries. Heaven is our way of describing an optimal place—or state of being—where we feel whole, where we’re in community, where we have full access to our potential. However, one person’s heaven can be another person’s hell. We can learn a lot about someone by understanding what heaven means to them.

But, of course, in many religions, heaven is also an actual place with a people, culture, and social system. How have various Mormon denominations constructed heaven? How have those constructions changed over time? How have those constructions affected the way their adherents live? How do other religions, denominations, and non-religious groups construct heaven? How have we borrowed from each other? How have we complemented or contradicted each other? How have different conceptions of heaven been represented in the arts? How has heaven changed for each of us?

Submitting Proposals for Regional Conferences and Other Events
If you would like to submit a proposal for one of our events (not the Salt Lake Summer Symposium), please email Grace Pool at

Regional events function in a different way than the Salt Lake Summer Symposium. They are smaller, more casual gatherings around the world and much of the program content is curated. If you would like to propose an idea, please do so by email.


Subject line of email: Proposal for [title and date of] Conference

Body of email: Must contain abstract of presentation, proposed presentation time, bio and contact info for all presenters.

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  1. jerry clark says:

    Do you accept submissions for publication? I have a 4,875 word essay, the subject is Reconciling Science and religion, from the LDS perspective. Its a ground breaking work that has been over forty years in the making. 435-623-4725

  2. William Hale Kehr says:

    I am interested in doing a paper which called: “God, the Latter-day Saints and the LBGT community”. Subtitle: does God love everyone

    Scriptures referenced include but are not limited to:

    Mark 7: 5-13
    John 8: 4-7
    Duet 32: 20 et al
    Rom 3:
    Ellen DeGenerous, Mayor Pete, Juliette Binoche etc.

    Unfortunately I have missed the deadlines for the summer meeting, but if you are interested in the topic, I am sure some future meeting would do for presentation.

  3. Oliver Esmiol says:

    Would you happen to know the date of the Sunstone Symposium in Short-Creek (Colorado City), Southern Utah, for 2020?
    Thank you.

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